It’s been nearly six years since the legendary show Lost ended its six season television run. All these years later, the show still holds up as one of the finest serialized shows to ever air. Even for those that didn’t love the ending, the focus on the characters is reason enough to revisit this emotional roller coaster. Upon a rewatch, the show is able to shine without having to wait weeks between episodes and months between seasons to uncover the answer to the mysteries the island presents. The following are the 10 best episodes of Lost ever produced.
Warning: Major Spoilers Ahead!
10. “A Tale of Two Cities” (Season 3, Episode 1)
The season three premiere offers one of the greatest misdirects of the entire series with the opening sighting of the Barracks. A classic Lost fake-out where a seemingly innocent suburban book club is interrupted by none other than the crash of Oceanic flight 815, this opening is truly shocking. Since the audience is not familiar with any of the characters yet, the slow realization that this scene is occurring on the island that our survivors currently inhabit is a thing of beauty. The introduction of Juliet Burke stands out, as does the excellent usage of the song “Downtown.” The season premieres of Lost seem to always nail down the music in the opening scenes, and “A Tale of Two Cities” fits right in. Seeing how The Others live and that they are indeed civilized was a great shock. Meanwhile, who can forget the infamous fish biscuits that Sawyer would uncover in an episode that humanizes his character to a degree the show had not yet established.